Tuesday, 10 December 2019

Questions (98)

Thomas P. Broughan

Question:

98. Deputy Thomas P. Broughan asked the Taoiseach and Minister for Defence the budget and number of staff working in his Department in each of the years 2014 to 2018 and to date in 2019, in tabular form; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [51563/19]

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Written answers (Question to Defence)

The following table provides details of expenditure by my Department in respect of payroll for civil servants in each of the years 2014 to 2018 and to 30 November 2019. The table also provides details of the number of civil servants employed by my Department in each of the years covered by the Deputy's question and at 30 November 2019. To reflect the fact that a number of civil servants are availing of schemes which permit reduced patterns of attendance, I have also included details of the whole time equivalent posts in my Department for each of the years in question. The expenditure includes provision for pay adjustments in accordance with the Public Service Stability Agreement.

Year

Payroll Expenditure

No. of Staff

2014

€17.053m

365 (343.04 WTE)

2015

€17.236m

354 (331.41 WTE)

2016

€17.107m

362 (339.12 WTE)

2017

€17.161m

351 (328.47 WTE)

2018

€17.651m

357 (338.71 WTE)

2019 (30 November)

€17.041m

371 (353.61 WTE)